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Hello ! Does anyone have any experience with CRP readings. I have had a pain in the ribs/ underarm for 7 weeks. During this time I have had several scans and tests . All come back fine apart from a CRP reading of 12. GP says 10 is normal and 20 is when they get concerned. So could be anything like an infection somewhere . Pain not shifting . He insists it's a 'strain'. The only thing I have changed is I have been following a low carb, low calorie diet since Oct. Was wondering if that would effect CRP . Any input would be welcome xx
Right side yes. I've not been unwell but since November I've had this pain in underarm , shoulder blade, across chest . I so far I have had a mammogram and ultrasound of breast, a chest x-ray and full bloods , D dimer, liver function and CRP . The only thing they have found is the CRP slightly raised. Because it's not concerning them they are putting it down to a strain. Which is OK but I am still a little concerned x
I work in biochemistry. CRP just means you have some inflammation somewhere in your body. A level of 12 isn't especially concerning, can just be a minor infection somewhere, lots of people will have that without even realising.